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Joyful Noise Choir

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Joyful Noise Choir is offered for children in Kindergarten-5th Grade on Wednesday Nights from 6:15-7:00. We have two break out choirs that meet together for the first part of the evening and then combine to practice together. K-1st Grade enjoys a marching band, musical games, stickers, prizes for attendance and (of course!) singing! This choir offers a great introduction to music for our younger kids in a fun and developmentally appropriate way.  2nd-5th Grade focuses on the fundamentals of music and offers a space for understanding the complexity of music, solo singing and a deep engagement with the musical selections.  The choirs are led by Lynn Kauffman and Alana Griffith.

Contact: Alana Griffith,

The Belle Meade Choir

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room

The Choir sings each Sunday at the 10:30 AM service and special services throughout the year. Our repertoire is broad, ranging from Renaissance to current-day composers. We rehearse vigorously, have fun consistently, and worship purposefully. We welcome you, whether you would like to join us long-term or for a shorter period of time. Note: strong music-reading is a plus, although not required; interested high school students are welcome. We rehearse Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and Sundays at 10:00 AM.

Contact: Nancy Reiser, 

children and youth

Family Faith Play, led by Rev. Gracie Dugan, will begin on Wednesday, Sept 19. This special 6 week class is for families of children birth-4 years and their caregivers/parents. During Family Faith Play we will engage the scripture together through games, music, conversation and play. This will be a great opportunity for parents to connect with their child in a deep way and to learn easy skills and tools to intentionally create opportunities for faith conversation at home. Whether your child is 3 months or 3 years, there are ways you can make faith conversation a part of your everyday interactions!  Join us to grow together with your child and have a blast while you do it! Contact Pastor Gracie if you have any questions,

Meet Gracie.

Family Faith Play

Sept 19 - Oct 24
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 227

connect groups

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Youth for all grades 6-12 is from 6:15-7:00 p.m.

Contact: Steve Stone,  

ADULT studies

Advent Experience  

Dec 5
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Youth Lounge

People of all ages! You’re invited to a night of Advent fun in the Youth Lounge! We’ll be playing games, getting to know one another better, striking up holy conversation, and enjoying hot chocolate with marshmallows and candy canes! MAKE SURE TO WEAR YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SWEATER! We’ll have prizes for our games and the best sweater!! You don’t want to miss this night of intergenerational merriment! Contact Pastor Sam, or Steve Stone, Pastor of Youth and Families, if you have a question.

Advent Experience  

Dec 12
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall


Join us for a night of Painting with Carrie Duborg! Create a hand painted nativity on canvas while spending quality time with your family! All ages are welcome. There will be a special part for everyone to complete this treasured keepsake.  Please let us know you are coming so we can prepare the materials for you. Backgrounds are pre-painted, figures are outlined, and guided instruction is available. YOU MUST REGISTER HERE!

Will the real Jesus
please stand up?! 

Dr. Ernest Heard
Jan 9 - Feb 27
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

To Tell the Truth was a favorite TV series in the 1950’s.  Each episode began with three individuals who all claimed to be the same person – but only one was truly who she/he claimed to be.  Let’s call the real  person Jane or John Doe.   Each individual  presented why she/he was the one telling the truth.  Then a panel would question the 3 individuals in an effort to determine who was the one telling the truth.   At the end of the show, the Master of Ceremonies would ask the real Jane/John Doe to stand up.   Of course the TV audience would play right along in their living rooms.  I have often thought of this show when reading the New Testament and pondering who the real Jesus was.  It appears to me that the New Testament contains a variety of portraits of Jesus and that not all of them are in synch with each other.  In this class, we will delve into what the four Gospels say about Jesus, along with what Paul and the other New Testament writers say about our Lord – and see where our discussion takes us.  Bibles will be provided, though you are certainly welcome to bring your personal Bible.

Genesis to Revelation: A Comprehensive Verse-by-Verse Exploration of the Bible

Book by Keith N. Schoville

Jan 8 - Apr 9
6:30 p.m.
Room 123


Please contact Laura Zabaski to order the book (Cost: $10.50) before the first class:     

Genesis to Revelation:  Hebrews, James, 1-2 Peter, 1,2,3 John, & Jude:  Through the study of these books learn about the uniqueness of God's final revelation for the salvation of the people, essential instruction in the faith, strengthening faith in the midst of the difficulties of life, faith and works, fellowship with God and with other believers, encouragement to be ruled by love, and the spiritual health of the church. Some of the major ideas explored are: developing a personal relationship with Christ; running the race of life; your Christian experience; your influence in the life of your church; Jesus as a historical person; the second coming of Christ; and Christian hospitality.

Meet Kinny:

Kinny has a lifelong association with BMUMC. He helped organize and has taught the mid-week Bible Study for 15 years. Kinny has a JD from the University of Tennessee and a PhD from Vanderbilt University. He served as a lawyer for 35 years and taught English at VU for for 20 years.

We are a group of men who have been meeting for years, but always welcome new people! We pick a book of the Bible and study it together. We will be studying Ephesians this Spring. Bring a Bible; no additional books required. 

Contact: Bruce Kauffman,

*Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!

OPen bible study

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 216


6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 125

We gather after Wednesday Night Dinner to knit and crochet various items: prayer shawls, baby blankets and hats/scarves for Room in the Inn. We love to create a gift that provides warmth and strength to our congregation in a time of need or a time of joy.  What a blessing for everyone, those receiving and those creating. Bring your own materials and join us! 

Contact: Carol Cartwright, or Marsha Arnold,

*Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!

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